Rewind: Stories you may have missed over the weekend
Published: September 23, 2013 08:13AM
Updated: September 23, 2013 09:19AM
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Valerie El Halta Courtesy photo

Trying to keep up with the news is hard over the weekend, when you’re busy having fun, working on a hobby or just relaxing and letting the stress of the work week drain out of you.

But we’re here to make your life a little easier. Welcome to Weekend Rewind, a glance back at The Salt Lake Tribune’s most important stories, photos and opinions from the weekend that you may have missed, all wrapped up in one place.

Top stories this past weekend:

Utah-BYU: Utes hold off Cougars, 20-13 • Utah took on BYU and came out victorious in a rivalry game that won’t happen again for another two years. There weren’t any last minute heroics or dramatic comebacks, as there have been in the past, but that doesn’t mean Utes fans won’t be happy about the bragging rights they’ll have for quite a while.

Most Utah small businesses don’t like Obamacare, but want to know how to comply • Among Utah’s businesses, about 75 percent are skeptical that the Affordable Care Act will be able to make insurance either cheaper or more available. Still, most companies think employer-provided care is a top priority, and they’re struggling to find ways to comply with the law. They’ve got until 2015 to do so, or face some stiff penalties.

Legal problems sent midwife to Utah, where another baby died • Valerie El Halta’s supporters say she is an experienced and competent midwife. But she was also charged in the death of a Moab newborn in June and was unlicensed to practice in Utah at the time the child died. This latest charge isn’t her first run in with the law.

Gay pride reaches new territory — Provo • The small town of Provo, which many think of as a deeply conservative place, hosted its first-ever Provo Pride Festival Saturday. Vendors, activists and residents came out to celebrate the LGBT community with music, food and fun.

D.C. Notebook: Lee’s visits to S.C., Iowa don’t hint at White House bid • Despite planning a big speech in Iowa next month, Sen. Mike Lee’s staff insist he isn’t going to announce his candidacy for President. Plus, Rep. Rob Bishop’s stylish three-piece suits have at least one person calling him a “baller.”

Utah judge made a career of treating people with respect • A retiring Utah judge explains his belief that every defendant ought to be treated with respect, going so far as to think of them as though they were family. It’s almost unheard of in the rest of the judicial world, but Judge William Thorne says it’s absolutely essential to his position.

Man accused of riding horse drunk in Colorado makes it to Utah • Patrick Schumacher spent the night in jail in Boulder, Colorado on Sept. 9 after he was caught riding his horse drunk. His destination? Bryce, Utah, where he hoped to attend his brother’s wedding. Despite the setback and a 600-mile journey he hoped to make on horseback, he made it to the wedding on time.

Kenya Red Cross says death toll rises to 68 • Gunmen used grenades and assault rifles in an attack on a mall in Nairobi that left dozens of people dead and several taken hostage. Roughly 175 were injured.

Lee, Cruz crusade against health care law splits GOP • Many Republicans in Congress are furious about the path down which Sen. Mike Lee and Sen. Ted Cruz are taking the GOP. Their battle against Obamacare has been the center of attention, lately, and they are determined to end president Obama’s signature domestic law.

Mormon missionary beat boxes at Oregon farmer’s market • Not only can missionaries dunk, they can beat box with the best of them. In a YouTube video, Elder Parker Kane stepped up to the mic and threw down some funky beats while serving a mission for the Mormon church in McMinnville, Oregon.

How long is legal route to Utah? It could be 58 years for mom • Corazon Espinosa has been waiting 35 years to legally emigrate from the Phillipines to be with her family in Utah. Denied waivers, strict rules and mistakes have kept her from her family, even though she would have been a legal resident by now if she had entered the country illegally.

FBI data: Violent crime rate up slightly in Utah • Violent crime went up across the state in 2012 by some 4 percent. Nevertheless, Utah’s crime rate remains low compared to the rest of the country. Utah has the sixth-lowest rate of violent crime in the nation.

Meanwhile, on the Internet:

Watch this guy at USU climb a wall like a superhero

Opinion and commentary:

Wage gap

Kirby: Make sure your children can live with their names

Mike Lee’s madness

Editor column: Rivalry week shenanigans call for careful reporting

Hatch: Questions for IRS

Other news:

Gallery: Strut Your Mutt goes to the dogs in Salt Lake City

Utah outdoor markets encourage a new crop of artists

Utah rider dies in motorcycle crash near Wendover

Real Salt Lake: Earthquakes defeat RSL 2-1

4.9 magnitude earthquake jolts W. Wyoming

Missing Salt Lake City woman returns home safe

Bicyclist ‘extremely critical’ after crash by Liberty Park

Utah police release photo of Salt Lake County bank robbery suspect

Utah GOP chairman: Count My Vote will prevail if party fights change

The last day of summer tries for one final heat record

Free day for GREENbike rides downtown

Two badly hurt in rollover near Wendover

Review: Flutist Emmanuel Pahud blows away Abravanel Hall crowd

In Utah production, Oedipus kills his father and sleeps with his mother — again

Utah company serves ice cream at the Emmys

Swarm of earthquakes shake Yellowstone